• Josephine Black Josephine Black
    July 20, 2010
    Can a pinched nerve cause leg pain/weakness?
    Josephine Black Josephine Black
    July 20, 2010

    I started with pain in lower back and that went away and I now have weakness to the point that I'm not really walking much. Now I have pain behind my knees, and even my feet burn. I feel like I'm nuts because I feel no pain when sitting quietly or lying still. What could the problem be?



  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    July 21, 2010
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    July 21, 2010

    Low back pain, weakness, burning pain... nope, you are not nuts. You have a nerve problem and should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to see why. Delay in proper treatment could result in permanent nerve damage and/or progression of the problem.

     If you lose continence of your bowel or bladder, please go to the emergency room.

     This type of problem is frequently better when sitting or lying still... so no, you are not nuts. You are nuts if you do not get proper treatment.

    Here's some more information that might be helpful for you:

    What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?

    Why Yoga May Help Soothe May Types of Chronic Pain


    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD


  • Ruby January 20, 2013
    January 20, 2013

    I have the same thing but after dozens of doctors and tests, I am told there is NOTHING WRONG!! Where shoul I try next?


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